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Wooing Muslim partners

President Filipe Nyusi hopes to gain allies against the insurgency among Islamic states

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo © Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

Good afternoon. President Filipe Nyusi’s visit to Algeria last week is just the latest in a string of diplomatic initiatives with Islamic countries in the Middle East and North Africa, and comes after a visit to Saudi Arabia last year. 

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Today’s front pages on the streets of Maputo. Notícias’ lead story is on the administrative court’s approval for a Swiss company to begin monitoring mining exports. This is followed by an article covering the minister for transport and communications’ calls to protect Mozambique’s telecommunications against natural disasters; and one announcing that the electoral registration period for October’s general election begins today. Magazine Independente’s lead headline concerns Maputo mayor Rasaque Manhique’s court efforts to combat overbilling in public contracts. Other headlines cover solutions posed to President Filipe Nyusi by the Algerian government to combat the insurgency in Cabo Delgado province; and opposition party Renamo filing a legal complaint against the leaders of the electoral bodies. Sign up to the Zitamar Daily Briefing for an in-depth look at the biggest stories in the Mozambican media each week day 📷 Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

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